Jan 31, 2007

yes, but are rich people greedy?

MINIMUM WAGE -- SENATE MULTIMILLIONAIRES VOTE TO BLOCK WAGE HIKE: After repeated delays by conservatives, the Senate voted 87-10 yesterday to end debate on legislation that will raise the minimum wage for the first time in a decade, from $5.15 to $7.25. The bill is expected to move to a full vote in the next several days. Ten conservative senators stuck together and voted to further delay raising the minimum wage. As ThinkProgress detailed in a report last year, at least two of those 10 senators -- Judd Gregg (R-NH) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) -- are multimillionaires with a combined fortune of up to $35.5 million. In financial statements, Gregg shows holdings of between $3,402,000 and $10,055,000, including between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000 in Fleet Bank stock, while Isakson shows holdings of between $7,631,000 and $25,515,000, including millions in Georgia real estate. Despite their enormous personal wealth, they refuse to grant even a small raise to the nearly 8 million Americans who live on $5.15 an hour.#

There's one of my GA politicians showing his true greedy colors...and the combined income for Judd and Isaakson is only what they admit to....

Jan 29, 2007

Mussolini quote on Corporatism

Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power: Benito Mussolini

Thanks to www.legitgov.org for the above quote.

But where's the vatican, Beni? Ah yes, embedded in the state.


note to SO'W reader: Art and the creation of it have been calling me away from my keyboard to my drafting table. It can't be helped at the moment as art takes time and it doesn't just happen in a vacuum, y'know, Sparkie.

Q: who said that one should never create anything unless the not creating of it becomes a positive nuisance to you.

Well, I've become nuisanced and must tend to the situation...

...see what the hub-bub is about and what I've been up to--if you're 17+ please--at http://cosmicpersonadesigns.blogspot.com or...

...if you prefer your art more of the magical/cosmic-with-fairy realms mosey over to http://secretmoonart.blogspot.com and perhaps you'll discover a fairy or two and I know you'll find some moonbeams and a few moonbushes sprinkled about.


fyi: all my blogs/galleries were set up using IE7. Sorry.

Jan 27, 2007

United for Peace

As protestors march in Washington today Bush is actually in town! Wonder what his aides will go through to keep his nibs' sensibilities from being offended by the people whose opinions he cares not a fig for.

Energy proposals that were going to knock your socks off, said Bush aides about the SOTU address the other night. Fighting a forest fire with a garden hose turns out to be the consensus on Bush's ideas for energy conservation.

Cellulose conversion must be part of the plan--corn ain't enough, says Tom Harkin. Well, he didn't say, ain't. But it ain't.

I just hope all this protesting today isn't using another garden hose. And my tar'n'feather fund is still bubbling for those who are ready for Cheney and Bush on a rail...

Jan 25, 2007

two Ohio election workers convicted

Ohio election workers convicted of rigging '04 presidential recount 24 Jan 2007 Two election workers were convicted Wednesday of rigging a recount of the 2004 presidential election to avoid a more thorough review in Ohio's most populous county. Ohio gave President [sic] Bush the electoral votes he needed to defeat Democratic Sen. John Kerry in the close 'election' [2nd GOP coup d'etat] and hold on to the White House in 2004.

Jan 24, 2007

Mark Twain said

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.": Mark Twain (Samuel Clemons 1835-1910)

From my old favorite, Mark Twain. But even if the resolution passes, will it stop the madman?

Jan 23, 2007

David Petraeus Nov 7, 1952


It's been said that if anyone can improve the situation in Iraq, it's Gen. David Petraeus.
Here's his solar/sunrise chart for Nov 7, 1952. Wikipedia gives him as 'growing up in Cornwall on the Hudson, NY' but doesn't say he was born there. Of Dutch-American parents, his father was a 'sea captain' which may be inferred from Saturn (father) conjunct Neptune (the sea), among other things.
And with the sunrise's Sun/Moon 18Vir11, he will surely be an early mention in tonight's SOTU address by Bush, the man who appointed him with a hail-mary pass. And after wondering several weeks ago here on SO'W just who Jupiter was representing--Jupiter, the General--it is fairly safe to assume--given how things have played out with Bush's isolation and the Iraq War--that Petraeus, on some level, is Jupiter.
This may be supported by his natal Sun/Jupiter opposition--which certainly makes Petraeus a Jupiterian--but unfortunately, a Sun/Jup opposition indicates someone who tends to promise more than he can deliver.
Yet unless he was born a minute or so prior to midnight, his natal Sun-Moon personality blend is Sun Sco/Moon Cancer which may help him rein in his out-of-bounds tendencies (which include having Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars out-of-bounds making him exceptional--perhaps a thinker-out-of-the-box extraordinaire.)
With natal Mars exalted in Capricorn--an efficient and appropriately controlled placement for Mars to be--military authority has been his desire--now satisfied with promotion to General status.
And so we see that the mailed-fist-in-a-velvet glove combo of Sun Sco/Moon Can gives him resilience, courage, and an ability to "feel where things are at" and then to take appropriate action to do something about helping restore harmony.
Sounds great but rescuing Bush's Iraq mess will be the miracle of the century if he can help there--and will Bush take his advice? Will US politics will be more important in Washington?
And it must be the 'velvet glove' people respond to so easily since he seems to be well-liked by all who know him.
Here are the Images for Sun Sco/Moon Can:
A mother eagle defends her babies with immense courage...A mother passionately defends her delinquent child and pleads for a compassionate verdict...A surgeon develops life-saving methods. (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Chas. and Suzy Harvery.)
Sounds like he's in the right profession and SO'W wishes him well in this massive save-America's-bacon task...just hope his overconfidence doesn't mirror that of George Bush.
Outside Petraeus' chart I have scribbled the transits for Jan 4, 2007, Sun conj Mc--when his commandership was announced and okayed by Bush. The operative midpoint of the day, however, was speculative, dreamy, philosophical Jupiter/Neptune....
Jup/Nep = Sun: speculation; irresponsibility; squadering of physical strength; the act of deceiving or being deceived; following a dream; potentially misguided states; feeling the spirit.
Jup/Nep = Mc: a visionary; a fortune-hunter; a speculator; a squaderer or spendthrift; harm or damage through thoughtlessness; potential for all kinds of self-indulgence.
(Note: there is some indication in his natal chart of alcoholism but hopefully that monkey resides the appropriate cage.)
Some of the above midpoint pictures may apply to Petraeus--or to those around him.)
Well, time is short today, m'peops, so I'll pick up later on Gen. Petraeus, plus, I'm sure you'll find more details on him in the blog entries of my esteemed colleagues!
There is, too, the SOTU address this evening...and the state of the union is deteriorating (whether Bush admits it or not--will he begin with the usual "strong" boast? Gerald Ford didn't!),...deteriorating just as bin Laden hoped it would...do you ever wonder just which side Bush and pals are really on?
Midpoints pictures from: The Combination of Stellar Influences, Reinhold Ebertin; and Natal and Midpoint Directory, Dr. Noel Tyl.

Jan 22, 2007

SOTU 2007: drawer full of diamonds?


Tony Snow said that picking out the best part of Bush's SOTU address Tuesday evening would be like looking through a "drawer full of diamonds."
Now what Sabian Symbol do we know that relates to such a poetic image? It's the last Great Conjunction of Jupiter (Rs) and Saturn (Ds) on May 28, 2000..."23Tau": "A jewelry shop filled with the most magnificent gems." We are still in that cycle (since a conjunction begins any planetary cycle) and are now past their square/blockage stage and heading for the helpful, cooperative trine stage. Yippee...the rich get richer.
But as for Tuesday night's show...I've set this chart for 9 pm--at 9:02 and 9:03 pm, the transiting cusps will conj Bush' secondary progressed cusps...if you click chart to enlarge, you will see his sec (secondary) planets scribbled 'round the outside of the chart with nebulous, delusional Neptune first to rise.
Everyone knows it easier to deceive others if you've first deceived yourself.
You'll also see a few asteroids such as tr Sun conj ICARUS of the melted wings. Wounded Chiron is conj PALLAS, keywords: strategy; wisdom.
Chiron/PALLAS' degree "10AQ": "A popularity which proves ephemeral." Does this describe Bush limping through his second term--or perhaps the tarnished "popularity" of his 'surge' plan? That would have to be among the few Rs who still give it lip service, of course.
Moon in Aries = "I AM the People" so he'll suppposedly be connecting with the unwashed masses on his usual psycho-detached level we're accustomed to suffering through and from.
The forward-looking and radically-viewed Sun AQ/Moon Aries combo gives us these Images:
A court jester mocks the social injustices of the realm...Robin Hood and his band of merry men outwit the evil King John once again. (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Chas. and Suzy Harvey.)
Chart-ruler Mercury, the communicator, is applying to conjunction with wool-gatherer Neptune and its only other applying aspect is a trine to Mc, the Aspiration Point of the chart. There will be, of course, a lot of magical spin to this one by media types and others who bought stock in the neocon war portfolio.
The Mc's degree 17Gem07 you may remember from the Sea Island GA G-8 Summit of June 8, 2004...it's the Venus Occultation degree: "18Gem": "Two Chinese men speaking in Chinese in a Western crowd."
Venus occulting the Sun is an indicator of the formation of unusal alliances--previously unheard of associations...and I'm sure we've not heard the truth of them yet.
Consulting Bil Tierney's Dynamics of Aspect Analysis we see Uranus as focalized Apex planet in a Mutable T-square using Mc as part of the formation--and since Mc = Public Status/Career, I think it's safe to consider it. First the midpoint picture:
Jup/Mc = Uranus: optimism; ability to utilize the right moment (including a tv cue!); a fortunate adjustment to changing circumstances.
Apex Uranus = the impractical and blunt communicator. Mutable Apex Uranus relates to spreading oneself too thin (as he's done with the US military and to our tax coffers), and if mismanaged, indicates the social misfit who is willfully out-of-tune with society (ya think?)
This person is a law-unto-himself--a radical thinker who defies the traditions of society with his idiosyncracies. He may unpredictably overthrow his previously-held ideals with no real explanation as he acts as social catalyst for collective reforms.
Mutable energy being unstable and changeable, Uranus, the rebel/revolutionary/reformer will be evident, if not during the address, then it will surely be on people's minds if not on their lips.
Bush will be expressing his communal sense Tuesday night with his usual engaging manner (he hopes) but his mojo, as we know, is seriously damaged.
And as I've posted previously, I don't wish for his end to be a trainwreck--mainly because he takes America--and the world--down with him as he goes.
Guess I'll watch him squirm and dissemble once again while his sec Moon is conjuncted by tr Pluto...
Moon/Pluto: exaggerated new plans; zeal without regard for other people.
Transiting asteroid, Niobe, the grieving mother is conjunct Moon/Pluto and nearing 9/11/01's Mars, god of war. More grieving mothers bwo George Bush who insists he loses not the first wink o'sleep at all.
It's been said the 2007 SOTU address will be shorter than usual...but will it be enough time to tout one of his more pathetic accomplishments in Iraq...the hanging of Saddam Hussein?
Yes, President Widow-maker requests your rapt attention Tuesday night. RSVP--if you can stand to hear that voice one more time.

Jan 21, 2007

Litvinenko's poisoner caught on video tape

The London Times Online has the story...here are some highlights:

Seems the polonium-210 was slipped into a hot cup of tea after all--in a cold drink polonium would've shown up.

Poisoned in a Millenium Hotel room with a cup of tea in the morning...assassin Pluto arose on November 1, 2006 at 11:07 am London...with a crisis 29 degree Mc/Ic.

If anyone finds the leak of the approximate--or exact--time for the fatal tea please inform me...Pluto's rising time is my best guess so far. More on this chart asap.

The culprit may be seen on tape arriving at Heathrow Airport from Hamburg--supposedly on the same flight as former KGB agent Dmitri Kovtun who is being investigated for trafficking in the radioactive material that did the job.

This 30-something man with Central Asian features is described by Mars (Mars = male, 25-35 age range) with close-cropped hair, tall stature, and a powerful build. He's the 'mystery man' who was brought in to the 4th-floor hotel room be introduced to Litvinenko as "Vladislav" in the meeting with Kovtun and Andrei Lugovoy concerning a "security" business venture.

A false EU (Lithuanian or Slovak) passport was used to fly into London and he had a spare EU passport to fly back out.

And who hired him? Why, the Kremlin, so they say...and several witnessess in the Yukos trial are under threat as well bwo Mercury poisoning.

Mr. Putin, Mr. Putin, I'm disputin' your humanity. But your Machiavellian methods are never in dispute at all.

Jan 20, 2007

Shooter has Black Sea connections

Ogun Sama, caught on tape as the shooter of Turkish-Armenian newspaper editor, Hrant Dink on Friday, has been apprehended in the Black Sea city of Samsun. His father and ten other people have been detained for questioning in the Black Sea city of Trabzon.

Above title links to AP article.

See previous posts just below--On Snake Island (Jan 17) and Comet McNaught and the Eagle (Jan 16)--concerning this area of the world...

Jan 19, 2007

Congress' Saturn Return

Just a Shout-Out on my recent post concerning the ongoing Saturn Return of Congress which now has been updated from Jan 17.

One quick addititon: the Sabian Symbol for the Return Moon "21Sco" may be instructive:

"A soldier derelict in his duty."

Well of course, one first thinks of George Bush's past AWOL status, but I believe it refers to the current stand-off on Bush's war escalation, don't you? Not that our troops are derelict--the valiant majority of them have been anything but--so it may refer to withdrawal--which is underscored by the US Mars (military) now Rx since July '06.

And the Saturn-Neptune T-square pointing to this Moon may describe the grievous and untenable situation our troops have been placed in by Bush, Cheney, Rumsfled, Perle, and the rest of the warhawks.

Please read the Saturn Return notes below, if you wish...

Jan 18, 2007

Bernanke back in warn mode today

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned Congress today that the U.S. economy could be seriously weakened if Medicare and Social Security weren’t revamped. John Dimsdale reports. --MarketPlace Jan 18 2006

You may wish to read my Feb 14, 2006 post on Bernanke's '1st Shout Out as Fedhead' linked above as Ben warns on Social Security and Medicare "revamping"--or is that discontinuance?--on Capitol Hill today. How about revamping instead such things as exorbitant war spending to benefit warmongering profiteers, kickbacks, graft, and governmental greed and incompetence?

Hasn't George Bush "weakened" the country and the economy enough for ya?

What other undermining activities do the lot of you have in store for America and the world?

Is the World Banking System the devil incarnate? How do you tout for liars and cheats as you do? Can you count? Are you accountable unlike your shadowy bosses?

As I've paid 100% of my FICA taxes through these several years, I'd like to know what you miscreants in Washington did with my money and the interest acrued.

Tell me that, Mr. Bernanke. Then we'll have something to tout about.


7:05 pm note: have decided to postpone update on Congress' Saturn Return...had my fill of the dumbleheads today!

Wild Storm in Europe

Makes me wonder about disruptive comets and their connections to horrific storms given the carnage in northern Europe Thursday....esp Comet McNaught's first appearance August 7, 2006--see previous post....only a smidge of scrolling required...

Hope all my friends there are okay.

Jan 17, 2007

Congress' ongoing Saturn Return


Congress' Saturn Return Rx #2 of 3, Jan 13, 2006 with #1 having occurred Oct 28, 2006, and #3 upcoming July 13, 2007.
Here's the article from Wednesday on the Senate's theatrical snit which now postpones their doing anything about ethics and lobbying reform...9 votes short...big surprise, isn't it?
Partisan Dispute Derails Ethics Reform because the Judd Gregg (R-NH) amendment would've given the President (if we had one) the chance to stick his nose into the legislation and pull out a plum.
Dave Letterman just debuted a new segment: "George W. Bush: Inappropriate Smiles" with a bit from his interview with Jim Lehrer--and there's Bush smiling like a psychopath about Iraq's recent "botched" executions and Iraqi comments against his handling of the war....and on that happy note it's time to get my fuzzy slippers and my sleeping cap on...back when circumstances allow...stay snug, all!
2.19.07 Friday UPDATE: As you know, the Saturn Return is a time of confronting past failures and learning what you can from them. When dutious Saturn returns to his spot in a chart there is a serious attempt made to change or terminate current relationships, plans, and situations that do not allow for future growth or for envisioned plans.
Whatever is satisfactory is affirmed and the rest should be jettisoned. The November Elections took care of much of this responsibility, didn't it?
Now in the Rx phase of the Return (until the next conj July 13 which is also the date of Congress' Mars Return, a new 2-year cycle of activity) they are on track to review, reconsider, and 'return' to their traditions--also a Saturnian keyword. Congress is at least giving lip service to the idea of their own Oversight Function originally envisioned for them.
Here's a recent excerpt from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's blog with Saturnian keywords italicized:
Bettering the nation we love in ways both big and small are (is) becoming reality. Democrats promised a New Direction for America, and in these first 100 hours we are all discovering that turning (Rx) our promises into reality is much more than an obligation, it is our duty. Thanks to all of you for helping to make it happen.
Commitment reaffirmation is part of a Saturn Return also and the current Rx phase is working well for that--we hope it isn't all rhetoric for the Democrat's stated long-range goals.
With Saturn in 12th house of Behind-the-Scenes much has been done in private with Saturn and the Capricorn Sun in mutual reception--aiding one another--the clunker is the Scorpio Moon near Ic--the Foundation of the chart--and being squared by Saturn. Squares are blockages and obstacles and a Scorpio Moon indicates changes--also a function of Saturn which more usually changes by way of loss.
Still we must appreciate the sky-high pile of messes the 110th needs to clear up so naturally it won't be easy. Scorpio can be a sign of betrayals so I want to keep a squinty eye on this chart until July when the new and final Saturn Return chart becomes active and the Moon will be in Cancer and just past conj with the US (and Geo Bush's) natal Sun.
It goes without saying that deals have been made behind the door (12th house)--haven't they always been? My concern is that the glowing promises we've been hearing will entail more blockages to the American people (Moon) than we know of currently and will be disillusioning when the other shoe drops, for drop it will.
With the forming Saturn-Neptune opposition, a T-square is patterned and pointing to the Moon...
Sat-Nep = Moon: emotional drain; feeling inhibited; a low character.
Ebertin gives the Saturn-Neptune combination as suffering, renunciation, ascetism. The Nov Elections renounced many culprits on Capitol Hill, but that was described by the 1st return of Saturn, Oct 28, '06. That this difficult T-square is in the current chart gives some cause for concern which I hope the 100th Congress will handle responsibly as they say they will.
This is a Fixed T-square so things are entrenched and rigid--yet an apex Moon in T-square suggests emotional stability on the positive side. But there's a 'stuck in the past' quality to it, and there may be an emotion-venting explosion that interfers with security, a concern of the Moon and of the Ic. (Perhaps Speaker Pelosi has already expressed that for us!)
The Capitol Hill Theater is under notice and the box office receipts are in danger of being blocked by opponents who care more for their political careers than for anything you or I have need of (Moon at Ic.)
And it remains to be seen whether the passage of the lobbying reform bill by the Senate
will make any real difference to their pocket-lining, influence-peddling pasttimes.
Even the proposed 5-day work week is Saturnian! So taxpayers may get more work for their money--and hopefully we'll like the work that we get.



Election 2008

Are you thinking ahead to the 2008 Election? If so, check out the latest post at AstroFutureTrends with its details on the perfecting (on Election Day!) of the now-forming Saturn/Uranus opposition.

Saturn = the past, Uranus = the future...an elemental conflict. Plus, the Saturn-Uranus pair relates historically to Israel.

SO'W will be posting more on the 2008 Election, natch--but AstroFutureTrends has some excellent analysis you won't want to miss--and it saves me typing time for now as well--it's a win-win for moi, for an abundance of blogs in the fire have I, m'peops.

And there's always drawing to be done for Secret Moon Art, Cosmic Persona Designs, and for Dreamyfish Art too.

1.17.07: Bush's loose-canon domestic spying proclivities are now to be somewhat (and hopefully) overseen by courts after all...Bush is isolated and fading fast as...as a bright Comet or something...and don't forget the Saturnian Scythe over Bush's head now as you read about the Saturn/Uranus opposition as recommended above.

Today the Dems on Capitol Hill have been reversing roles with the Rs on college tuition relief--proposing bills that Rs don't like but can't help voting for--touche, Pelosi, touche!

Then there's the Doomsday Clock being moved ahead as announced today from the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists--Stephen Hawking and the Gang--the descendants of the same Manhattan Project scientists who brought the world the atom split and da bomb in the first place.

If you've managed to dodge this little nugget today read the jolly news that the'Doomsday Clock' to Move Nearer Midnight. Thanks, fellas.

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On Snake Island

East of the mouth of the Danube, Snake Island lies in the Black Sea, coordinates: 45N15:18, 30E12:15.

The nearest Romanian city is Sulina, the nearest Ukrainian city: Vilkovo.

Snake island has appr 100 inhabitants who are mostly frontier guard servicemen, their families, and tech personnel.

In 2003 a permanent scientific expedition from Odessa University was established so there's a helicopter platform, a pier built in 2002, and harbour construction is under way. The helicopter platform makes for quick get-aways and refuge-taking, doncha know (see previous post on Stymphalian birds, Hercules, and the raid at Arbil by US forces.)

Sounds like a rockin' place with a 150-year-old lighthouse, electric power, post office, satellite tv, phone service and cell phone tower, internet linkage, and a branch of Aval, a Ukrainian bank.

The lighthouse was built in 1843 by the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Empire and the Greeks called it 'White Island' because of its marble formations. You'll find several submerged ruins of Thracian temples dedicated to APOLLO who was god of the sun, as his sister, Diana, was goddess of the moon.

Apollo was aka god of music and poetry, archery, and prophecy, and was son of Jupiter and Latona.

Snake Island is also thought anciently to be the resting place of Achilles of heel fame--son of Thetis, at whose marriage the apple of Discord was thrown among the goddesses. Seems to be an apple that keeps on giving, doesn't it?

On Feb 27, 1961, Soviet possession of Snake Island was signed in Bucharest, and there is now a dispute concerning the Island before the International Court of Justice...seems Royal/Dutch Shell signed prospective contracts with the Ukraine while Total (a company I'm unfamiliar with) signed with Romania.

Sounds like a discordant tussle over Snake Island and wouldn't you know? Oil rights are involved.

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McNaught, Venus, and the Crescent Moon

It's the Southern Hemisphere's turn, Y'all:

Space Weather News for Jan. 17, 2007
SpaceWeather.com

COMET UPDATE: Comet McNaught is emerging from the glare of the sun and, as expected, solar heating has turned it into a spectacular naked-eye comet. McNaught is visible from all parts of the Southern Hemisphere, sporting a curved tail and a head almost as bright as the planet Venus. Northerners can watch the comet's progress by browsing daily photo galleries at http://SpaceWeather.com. Southerners should go outside tonight at sunset, look west and see for themselves.

VENUS AND THE MOON: Mark your calendar. On Saturday evening, January 20th, the slender crescent Moon will glide by Venus forming a beautiful ensemble in the western sky at sunset. This is something people in both hemispheres can enjoy. Hint: Look for the pair before the sky fades to black. Venus and the Moon surrounded by twilight-blue is a scene of special beauty.#

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Note on above tags: I do delight in putting Astronomy and Astrology in the same tag cloud har har.

Jan 16, 2007

Fidel Castro

The Spanish newspaper El Pais is reporting that Castro is in 'grave condition' due to 3 failed surgeries, an infection in the large intestine, and various other complications.

Since he temporarily ceded power to his brother Raul last July, I've been tempted to post his natal chart here with remarks but since it's rated only DD ('dirty data') in AstroDataBank I've held myself back.

But with Cuban officials still denying the seriousness of Castro's condition, I must point out that with natal Sun 20Leo, and natal Neptune 25Leo--and with tr Saturn's ongoing visitation to this area of his chart (correct birth time notwithstanding) the man is under much stress physically, and given his advanced age (Aug 13, 1926; Colonia Biran, Cuba), his propects for recovery are slim and slimming.

Raul to the Rescue:

In July '06, Mars was in Leo and triggering Fidel's Sun/Neptune. Mars may bring along inflammation and fever to the affected planets/energies of the chart, and the Mars/Neptune combo = infection.

Mars to n Neptune dissipates energy and undermines health, plus drugs are a particular danger as well. Mars to Sun is a hot combo bringing a surge of vitality which may lead to injury--esp to the head or face--through overstraining.

2007: The current transit of Saturn to n Sun and Neptune gives this midpoint picture:

Sun/Neptune = Saturn: concerns about the blood; bereavement about separation.

The Saturn/Neptune pair have many connotations--and grief, weakness, and torment are sadly among them, with a martyr flavor tossed in as well.

Castro Reportedly in 'Grave' Condition in spite of what Cuban officials say to the contrary.

Thing is, we all have to go sometime, so perhaps they could take to heart the keywords of Castro's Pre-natal Eclipse Series, *19North: coming down to earth with a thud; seeing an old situation for what it really is instead of what it was thought to be; a good time for tackling the truth.

The whole world could use some of that, couldn't it?


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*Eclipse info: Predictive Astrology, Bernadette Brady. Midpoint pictures: Dr. Noel Tyl's Natal and Midpoint Solar Arc Analysis Directory.

Comet McNaught and the Eagle

When astronomer Robert McNaught of Australia first spotted the Comet which now bears his name on August 7, 2006, the comet was in the constellation HERCULES and approaching constellation SCUTUM, just off the tail of AQUILA, the Eagle.

My esteemd colleague, Twilight, has asked about the correlation between Comet McNaught and the storms in midwestern US now spread from Texas to the northeast...in a word, yes. AQUILA the Eagle is also called the storm bird and rises in winter bringing along icy storms.

The Comet is now fading from view in the Northern Hemisphere since it has rounded the Sun, but photos are expected from SOHO...keep your eye peeled at SOHO's website if you wish.

SCUTUM, the shield , commemorates King of Poland John Sobieski's victory against the Turks in 1683. But it really gets interesting when you consider AQUILA and HERCULES, the Kneeler...one of the oldest constellations...with the tip of his left foot near the head of the celestial Dragon.

All this relates to the mythological Twelve Labors of Hercules and to AQUILA as part of the 3 birds and an arrow group, one of which is Cynus, the Swan--a very hostile and aggressive bird.

AQUILA (Latin: eagle, or vulture) has an alpha star, Altair, keywords: boldness and determination. AQUILA relates to the Stymphalian Birds--Hercules' Labor 6.

Plus, there was a vicious bird from the Arabian desert, the Stymphalian, which was known to be equal to lions or leopards in fierceness. Perhaps they're still hanging about...in Iraq, eh?

As you know, the Stymphalian Birds were known to be man-eaters, and Hercules was given the Labor of driving away an enormous flock of them from a lake deep in the woods near the town of Stymphalos. The goddess Athena appeared and gave Hercules a pair of bronze krotala, or castenets, to create a huge ruckus so that Hercules could shoot them with his arrows (or some say, a slingshot) as they flew away. Good deal.

These krotala were made by the immortal craftsman, Hephaistos, in his forge (the Pentagon?)

By now you know I'm thinking of the recent US raid of Arbil and the 5 Iranian "diplomats" who were arrested--or as they say, kidnapped. And the US symbol of the Eagle is obvious.

Now when Athena appeared to Hercules, she told him the birds were hiding in the trees around the lake because they were afraid of him. Well, they should've been.

But here's where it gets sticky--a few escaped (history repeats?!?) and sought refuge on the isle of ARES (god of war, of course) in the Black Sea.

I spent much of the past weekend nosing into the Black Sea region with its resorts, spas, and islands, and some interesting possibilities have surfaced.

Time is short so I'll list a few of them:

Snake Island, Cholchis, Istanbul, Costanta, and any of the resort towns around the basin we call the Black Sea...Romania and Bulgaria, the Ukraine, and Georgia...the Black Sea is connected to the Mediterraean Sea bwo the Turkish Straits system (TSS) in the southwest--which includes the Bosporus and Dardanelles straits and the Sea of Marmara.

The Black Sea is connected also to the Sea of Azov in the northeast bwo the Kerch straits.

But Colchis is where the sacred grove of Ares was located...where Areetes hung the Golden Fleece on a tree bough until Jason and the Argonauts scored it. Colchis was also the land where the mythological Prometheus was punished by having his liver eaten by an EAGLE because he revealed the secret of fire to humankind.

The Amazons were said to be of SCYTHIAN origin from Colchis--and classically SCYTHIA was in southern Russia, eastern Ukraine, the north Caucasus area, including Azerbaijan, Georgia, the lower Danube region, and Bulgaria, aka Scythia Minor.

The reason I capitalize SCYTHIA here is because of the current Saturnian Scythe formed above our noggins with Saturn in Leo as the isolated handle...an isolated leader which I and others relate to George Bush.

And then there's Snake Island...to be cont'd...

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Constellation and Mythology info from Fixed Stars, Bernadette Brady, and from Bulfinch's Mythology, The Age of Fable....Amazon.com...Amazon!

Jan 14, 2007

let George surge, y'all

Bush: War Skeptics 'Propose Nothing'...nothing but sanity and the facing of reality, George. You want to talk irresponsible ? Look in the mirror, why doncha.

By now you've heard or read of Bush's Weakly Radio Address Saturday in which he uttered the above meaningless as-if: as if his 'surge' plan is a good idea because there are only retreat alternatives--thanks to his own brashness and incompetence at running a war--Mr. AWOL running a war!!!

Who in the world ever thought THAT was a good idea? It defies all common sense, m'peops...did then, does now, always will.

In Latin America Hugo Chavez is planning to abolish term limits so his own presidency can extend forever and ever, so we'd better watch George--he's already had that idea after 9/11, y'know.

Well, I'm tired of grousing about it all for now so I'm happily referring you to my friend Edward H. and his succinct point-of-view Surge towards Victory...you don't have to join Gather.com to read articles, just to comment.

Edward's article covers pretty much everything about Bush's daft plan in a way I wish daffy himself could take to heart...if only he had one.


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Jan 13, 2007

Comet McNaught outdoing self

Space Weather News for Jan. 13, 2007
Spaceweather.com

Observers around the world are reporting that Comet McNaught is now visible in broad daylight. The comet is very close to the sun, so it is tricky to find. If you want to try, here's how to do it: Go outside and stand in the shadow of a building so that the glare of the sun is blocked out. Make a fist and hold it at arm's length. The comet is about one fist-width east of the sun.

This weekend is a special time for Comet McNaught because it is making its closest approach to the sun. Solar heat causes the comet to vaporize furiously and brighten to daytime visibility. McNaught is now the brightest comet in more than 40 years, and it may become the brightest in centuries.

Visit Spaceweather.com for photos and updates.

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Depp to make Litvinenko film

Two books are being penned about Alexander Litvinenko, poisoned Nov 1, 2006, one of which is being purchased by Warner Bros for Johnny Depp to film and possibly star in, and the other written--I assume ghost-written--by widow Marina Litvinenko and close family friend, Alex Goldfarb. Theirs is being scooped up by Columbia Pictures.

The Depp/Warner Bros book is by Alan Cowell (no relation) of the NYT.

My question is, who'll play raspy Putin?

I just wish they'd nail the inhuman rascals who would do that to a human being, don't you?

Sheesh! Never thought Johnny Depp would show up in this blog!


Here's the AP article: Depp to Make Film About Poisoned Spy and there's a great blog on Russia and the former Soviet Union called Siberian Light which you should check out for Litvinenko investigation info and much more.

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Jan 12, 2007

over-lending in Scotland

The Bank of England is playing the wolf-at-the-door role in Scotland with a surprise interest rate increase-the 3rd in 6 months--due to the Bank's (supposed) nervousness at homeowners falling behind in payments.

The Scotsman has it here: Interest rate blow to homeowners-and worse may be to come.

Is this counter-intuitive? Raising rates will increase home repossessions...oh wait...I get it...that's what they want. The wolf is not only at the door, he's having a cuppa by the fireside and twirling his greedy moustache...as per his plan all along. Homeless suckers.

And the common good has fallen prey to globalism again.


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Jan 11, 2007

maiming and draining America

When George Bush completed his surge speech last evening at 9:22 pm est, tr Jupiter 10Sag13 had just crossed the IC, the Foundation or Base of the chart...aka the HOW Point...aka The Drain.

The Sabian Symbol for "11Sag" is instructive:

"A golden-haired goddess of opportunity"...REWARD:

pos: an irresistible confidence in self and a tireless outreaching to all the wonders of an everyday world;

neg/unconscious/shadow side: consistent diversion of effort to worthless ends.

Bush was put into the role of US President and remains there because he pleases those who put him there. The escalation of war in the Middle East (against Iran primarily) is what the red herring of 'surging Iraq' was invented for so their plans for domination of the entire region may continue.

The last time Bush left the US, I suggested that someone change the locks on all the White House doors but my suggestion wasn't taken--and now look.

Some people are raking it in, some are dying. The ones who are raking it in are sending more people to die or be maimed. Bush stirred up what has always been a hornet's nest, now he's pretending he can calm things down with more bloodshed and a 'stronger-armed' occupation. Even the number of US troops isn't honestly given....there are many more troops there than Bush admits.

Capitol Hill wimps out once again and the American people's wishes don't count...who will stand against a madman? A Hill full of madmen and madwomen?

We used to say the emperor has no clothes but still he was allowed to go on. Do we have the will to act in our own self-interest? Will the railroading ever cease?

Maiming America has been the point and at that Bush, poppy Bush, and their fellow intitiates have succeeded...admirably.

America...Down the Drain with George Bush...but the prosthetic devices are state-of-the-art.


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Sabian Symbol "11Sag" from: Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Dr. Marc Edmund Jones is available at Amazon.com.

Can I lighten up? Try a 'surge' limerick at Lim's Limericks. You may as well.

Jan 10, 2007

Bush touts his surge urge



White House, Jan 10, 2007 9:00 pm est Moon Hour (publicity; changes):

Well, here's the chart for tonight's 9 pm speech where Bush dons his usual 'political spokesman promoting his cause' robes and performs as "A man making a futurist drawing"...this is the Sabian Symbol for the Ascending degree, the WHAT Point of the the chart (the speech itself.)

The WHY Point, Mc 5Gem06 has asteroid MIDAS and you know what King Midas liked.

At 11:13 pm est George Bush will enjoy his natal Moon Return 16Lib42, aka the Lunar Return. These monthly charts reflect daily goings-on and changes, and applicably the surge speech occurs during a Moon Hour--he has promised changes in the direction of America (and has already provided them--all downward) so the 'ch-ch-changes" theme will obviously be prominent, as will "the future."

Mars-ruled "danger" will of course be well-represented as he bats us over the noggin with the usual purposefully half-baked rhetoric of foggy concepts to disguise the real deal.

Tonight in Bush's Lunar Return the Moon has these applying aspects:

1. inconjunct NN (the public--adjustment required...everyone here I've asked about watching the surge speech have said they couldn't stand watching Bush anymore..is there anyone NOT sick of him?);

2. trine Neptune (tr Neptune will be opposing natal Venus eventually--deceit and instabiltiy in relationships, perhaps bankruptcy--but it seems that's all ours, thanks to him);

3. square Sun: instincts blocking the will and vice versa--as we know, he's very isolated and frustrated right now...can I get an aww-w-w-w...? Didn't think so;

4. square Mercury...seems the speech will be deservedly ill-received. He'll shove it through anyway in desperation to pull a rabbit out of his sorceror's cap.

In the speech chart, Jupiter is conj Fixed star, Antares, associated with war and with being obsessed with success. There can be great success with Antares, but also a tendency to lose what's been gained by intensity and "going to extremes."

Sounds like our 'man' doesn't it?

Antares may cause self-undoing through obsession and its connection to Jupiter brings the obvious specter of over-extension monetarily which this "surge" will make worse--with the US so deep in the financial hole, who's financing Bush' war anyway? Our grand and great-grandchildren in servitude--I know. Rice paddies, anyone?

Antares is a Royal Star of Persia--the Watcher of the West (Bernadette Brady, Predictive Astrology.) It's the heart of the Scorpion, and to the Persians was the god of the dead, Yima.


Surge Catapultin' Tonight with natal Mars arisin':

The surge speech chart keeps the same applying aspects Moon-wise as above with the exception of Moon SQ Mercury which will form in time for his Lunar Return.

Asc 8Vir24 means that Bush's natal Mars is rising with the transiting Chiron/Venus
conj sitting upon Bush's natal Desc of Partnerships. The Symbol for his natal Mars is: "Two heads looking out and beyond the shadows." Desire-based Mars rising is a perfect description of "surge urge" isn't it?

Bush is in aggravation-mode these days as well...he doesn't appreciate obstacles in the way of his poppy's NWO plans, y'know..and there's tr Mars nearing Pluto at the base of the speech chart. Mars/Pluto = force; brutality; war.

Of late, tr Mars/Saturn midpoint has been hanging about Bush's natal Ic, too...along with Saturn/Pluto (who were operative on 9/11/01.) The Ic is the HOW Point of any chart, as you know...

Mars/Sat = Mc: endurance; power of resistance; indefatiguableness;

Sat/Plu = Mc: the desire to rise from difficult circumstances bwo tenacity; severity; major separation as a last resort; an adept; a magician (oh, Anton!)

Chart-ruler Mercury has three appying aspects tonight, all 'minor' and frustrating or inhibiting:

1.sesquisquare (135 degr) Asc;

2.inconjunct Saturn (150 degr);

3.semi-square Jupiter.

Not what you'd want for Mercury-ruled propaganda but as Bush has said many times, the poeple's opinions don't matter to his thinking anyway.

Also at Mc is the "serious encounters" midpoint of Saturn/NN:

Sat/NN = Mc: standing alone in life; little joy from accomplishments; mourning.

He should seem properly mournful to want to put more Americans in "harm's way"--as if he didn't choose to do so from the start at no expense to himself or his poppy.

Then there's Jupiter as apex planet of a T-Square--if you don't mind using the Asc with Uranus--this is the political spokeman promoting his cause I mentioned above...it's also the "guru-chaser" and I know the Bush family seems to think a lot of Sun Myung Moon, the pope, and other guru-types (Bil Tierney's Dynamics of Aspect Analysis.)

Guess the gurus of whatever stripe have signed off on Bush's plans for our future which we're being told about tonight--so enjoy the NWO proceeding, m'peops!

I'll be watching and listening to White House catapulter with the animated-chart feature of my SolarFire software set up and showing me in real time the planetary influences of each nuanced word, and will update asap if anything seems worthy of further notation.


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Space Weather News for Jan. 10, 2007
Spaceweather.com

Comet McNaught has continued to brighten as it approaches the sun and it is now the brightest comet in 30 years. For observers in the northern Hemisphere, tonight is probably the best time to see it: Go outside this evening and face the sunset. A clear view of the western horizon is essential, because the comet hangs very low. As the twilight fades to black, it should become visible to the naked eye. Observers say it's a fantastic sight through binoculars.

In the days ahead, Comet McNaught will pass the sun and emerge in good position for southern hemisphere viewing later this month. Meanwhile, solar heating will continue to puff up the comet, causing it to brighten even more. It could become one of the brightest comets in centuries, visible even in daylit skies.#

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Jan 8, 2007

Illuminati rules

You may want to read Jessy's Blog: Illuminati Confessions for some background from a former 33rd degree Freemason, Leo Zagami, who says he's spilling the Illuminati beans these days.

Thing is, he says that the Illuminati Society has "always feigned divisions" and so we may conclude that his confessions are part of that common tactic themselves. But read what he has to say and Jessy's comments as well.

The usual suspects are, as I've concluded here before: the Vatican, the Jesuits, the world banking system, Communists, Liberals, Neo Cons, intelligence agencies, media, various foundations...and Zagami adds to the list: Zionists, and Feminist and Gay activists...all under control of the Illuminati. Ancient families of "idiots", he calls them, with world leaders and religions dancing to their world-domination tune.

Good readin'--big subject affecting us all.

And we've got until Dec 21, 2012 to rebel and worship One God as per our consciences because Satan is the lord of their church (Anton LaVay, founder of the Church of Satan was a Bush family friend)--and Zagami says the most powerful man in the Illuminati now is---Bush Sr! Old Herbert Walker aka Poppy!

Zagami says that Poppy and LaVay created the creature we've learned to despise as George-W-Bush-Mr-President...all Hail to the Thief, to quote Radiohead (the best band in the world.)

And yes, I was diggin' Poppy's crocodile tears at Gerald Ford's funeral the other day. Ford-the-Dupe, the Nixon-pardoner who played his assigned role in yet another Illuminati charade. We're so had and need desperately to suspend all belief in these world puppeteers including those appearing on the Capitol Hill Theater bill.

Here's my March '06 post on the Illuminati with natal chart (Adam Weishaupt's Bavarian sect): Illuminati in case you want to see it.

And Leo Zagami had a website which was shut down after 2 months--by the Illuminati and its minions, he says--but a lot of his information has been saved here:

Illuminati Confessions.webfriends.it and it's more good readin'...including Motorola and 9/11.


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the birds of Austin

My thoughts are with the people of Austin TX and NYC today ever since I heard that Bird Deaths Shut Downtown Austin and that a mysterious gas odor was wafting over Manhattan and New Jersey.

Therefore, I've been studying charts for both cities along with--you guessed it--the charts for Homeland Security ("HoSec" Nov 25, 2002 1:44 pm est) and for the New World Order ("NWO" Oct 24, 1993--the Great Uranus/Neptune conjunction.)

Are there correspondances? You betcha!

My typing finger will fall off if I try to type it all in, but some interesting factors stand out:

In the sunrise charts for Austin and Manhattan today, the NWO degree "18Cap" is rising...Sun = NWO (Ura conj Nep)..."18Cap": "The Union Jack flies from a British destroyer" = SUPERVISION...

pos: the self's ever-widening spread of interest in its insatiable desire to leave some permanent imprint of itself on everything it touches;

neg/shadow side: smug or strong-armed paternalism.

Yuh-huh.

Then let's look at the oppressive plutocratic Pluto/Chiron combo's New Moon phase (conjunction) of Dec 30, 1999 at "11Sag+"...and they paralleled one another in mid-August 2004, y'know.

Today's Austin chart has Sun/Mc ('the Goal') 11Sag41, plus...HoSec's natal Pluto/Chiron midpont 27Sag04 is now being triggered by tr Pluto--today at 27Sag18 with HoSec's natal Mc ('the Goal') being 28Sag37. This is conj Fixed Star Acumen, keywords: "enduring attacks which weaken", and as synchronicity would have it, the birth of HoSec has tr asteroid, Morya 28Sag00...at MC ('the Goal.')

(Perhaps you've read my previous post on Cheney's 2001 sec progr'd chart, the Pluto/Chiron duo, and the morning of 9/11.)

You can see that the hatching of HoSec never filled me with confidence, can't you?

Gaseous Birds of 2007:

"This all" began yesterday--Sunday--with the derailing of a subway car in Washington DC (3:45 pm est)...Moon 7Vir20 conjunct Ic (endings; partings) at 9Vir42--conj Bush's natal Mars, the instigator and activist. Tr Moon is conj Fixed Star Facies, "ruthlessness or the victim."

Facies (fah sheez) has a kind of a do-unto-others-but-do-it-first flavor and these mysterious happenings will put Bush's troubles off front pages for a day or two (although I've not had time to see just how much space they're being given online as of yet.)

And where is gaseous, poisonous Neptune in all this?

At 18AQ22 of late--opposite and triggering the Mother of All Eclipses 18Leo+, the degree of vengeful Venus on the morning of 9/11/01.

This is the Eclipse predicted by Nostradamus many moons ago as being the "King of Terror" Eclipse and it seems to me the good doctor's predictive abilities are not in question esp when you consider what we've experienced in the New Millenium Which Su*ks So Far.

HoSec's natal Neptune 8AQ334 triggered today by tr Chiron 8AQ21; HoSec's n Moon 9Leo45, conj Bush and GOP's n Mercury (I'm just sayin'.)

We know where NWO's n Neptune is--conj Uranus "18Cap."

An interesting connection between HoSec and NWO:

NWO's n NN 3Sag33 (associations; joinings; meetings; encounters; the path of destiny) is conj HoSec's n Sun 3Sag19. Natal Mercury in the HoSec chart 9Sag51 is being conjoined by tr Jupiter 9Sag43 this very day...Merc/Jup = expansion of ideas and plans (can I get another Yuh-huh?)

So is America under attack from without or within? Both, as you know...

Tr Sun and Mercury were conjunct for Sunday's train derailing as well, at the NWO degree, "18Cap."


But Back to Pluto/Chiron:

Tr Mars 23Sag55 is approaching Plu/Chiron midpoint and Mc of HoSec...very sensitive area of late with Pluto's hanging about it off and on due to Rx.

Pluto/MC ("the ultimate power position"--Tyl): let's get the dates in mind for tr Pluto conj HoSec's n MC, shall we?

Power and power-behind-the-throne issues along with death concerns may be prominent at these times, and a transformation--also a province of Pluto--may be seen concerning the HoSec organization itself...dissemination is the phase of HoSec natally--puttin' out those ideas and plans to the people...n Moon trine Mercury.

Yet the 'transformations' HoSec is most interested in is the nation's...and the world's.

2007 transit Pluto 28Sag37 on or about:

1. Feb 24; 2.May 8 Rx; 3. Dec 18; in 2008: 4.Aug 17/18 Rx; 5. Oct 1.

Must mosey now but all I can say is, lock up your parakeets, fasten your seatbelts, and be very afraid--but not for the reasons they tout.


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Jan 7, 2007

Comet McNaught update

Space Weather News for Jan. 7, 2006:

BRIGHTENING COMET: Comet McNaught is plunging toward the sun and brightening dramatically. It is now visible to the unaided eye both at sunset and at dawn. Amateur photographers have found that they can take pictures of the comet using off-the-shelf digital cameras with exposure times less than a second. Estimated visual magnitude: between 0 and -1.

To see Comet McNaught, a clear view of the horizon is essential. In the morning, go outside and face east. The comet emerges just ahead of the rising sun. In the evening, face the other way--west. The comet pops out of the western twilight as soon as the sun sets. Binoculars reveal a pretty, gaseous tail.

Northern observers are favored. The long, dark mornings and evenings of Canada, Scandinavia and Alaska are ideal for viewing this comet so close to the Sun. But the comet has been sighted in other places, too, as far south as Kansas in the United States and Italy in Europe.

Please visit Spaceweather.com for photos, finder charts, and more information#

Wondering it's this comet is synchronicitously 'for naught'...or simply "naughty"...?

The Bush administration? For Naught...Capitol Hill? Naughty.

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Pelosi talks tough on war escalation

Promising "close scrutiny" and that Bush will have to "justify" sending more troops to Iraq...sounds good until I remember it's only another installment of Capitol Hill Theater, dahling...let's see if Pelosi's tough talk is just hiding yet another version of rubberstamping by Bush enablers who have as much status to lose as he does--and some have more.

They're all playing their parts in the must-save-our-bacon charade together.

Matinees daily.

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pass it around

When it was announced a week or so ago that pot is the largest cash crop in the US, I knew that someone somewhere was lighting up. Smoke 'em if ya got 'em, friends, before you read the next 5 paragraphs:


Breaking News and Commentary from Citizens for Legitimate Government
06 January 2007

All links to articles as summarized below are available here: LegitGov.org Breaking News

Revealed: Israel plans nuclear strike on Iran 07 Jan 2007 Israel has drawn up secret plans to destroy Iran’s uranium enrichment facilities with tactical nuclear weapons. Two Israeli air force squadrons are training to blow up an Iranian facility using low-yield nuclear "bunker-busters", according to several Israeli military sources.

Israeli general suggests to use Azerbaijan's airbases in strike against Iran 02 Jan 2007 In a stark statement published on Saturday Brigadier General Oded Tira observed, "President [sic] Bush lacks the political power to attack Iran. As an American strike in Iran is essential for our existence, we must help him pave the way by lobbying the Democratic Party (which is conducting itself foolishly) and US newspaper editors. We need to do this in order to turn the Iranian issue to a bipartisan one and unrelated to the Iraq failure."

Future of Iraq: The spoils of war --How the West will make a killing on Iraqi oil riches 07 Jan 2007 Iraq's massive oil reserves, the third-largest in the world, are about to be thrown open for large-scale exploitation by Western oil companies under a controversial law which is expected to come before the Iraqi parliament within days. The US government has been involved in drawing up the law, a draft of which has been seen by The Independent on Sunday. It would give big oil companies such as BP, Shell and Exxon 30-year contracts to extract Iraqi crude and allow the first large-scale operation of foreign oil interests in the country since the industry was nationalised in 1972.

Blood and oil: How the West will profit from Iraq's most precious commodity --The 'IoS' today reveals a draft for a new law that would give Western oil companies a massive share in the third largest reserves in the world. To the victors, the oil? That is how some experts view this unprecedented arrangement with a major Middle East oil producer that guarantees investors huge profits for the next 30 years. 07 Jan 2007 So was this what the Iraq war was fought for, after all? As the number of US soldiers killed since the invasion rises past the 3,000 mark, and President [sic] George Bush gambles on sending in up to 30,000 more troops, The Independent on Sunday has learnt that the Iraqi government is about to push through a law giving Western oil companies the right to exploit the country's massive oil reserves.

Lawmaker: U.S. catching, releasing top terror targets 05 Jan 2007 The U.S. military already knows what half of its most-wanted terrorist targets look like because they have been apprehended and photographed in the past, a Republican congresswoman said Friday. The United States is operating "a catch and release program for al Qaeda in Iraq," said Rep. Heather Wilson, a member of the House intelligence committee. [Right, catch-and-release insures that people and structures keep getting blown up and "justifies" the "need" for more "security" and "rebuilding" provided by Halliburton and Blackwater USA.]#

It's the OIL, said I and many others. Bush doesn't want to catch binnie, said I and others. There is such an echo in here, Cindy Sheehan is visiting Gitmo, and Niobe, asteroid of the grieving mother, continues to dog George Bush and justifiably so.

2007 is enjoined. And world "leaders" still su*k.

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From the SO'W By-the-Way Dept: hope you're reading Middle Earth Journal an 'Online Pamphleteer' which is well-organized and excellently written with a clear eye for the smirking pie-in-the-sky guy who currently infests the White House.

Jan 4, 2007

Comets and Majority Leaders

Space Weather News for Jan. 4, 2007: Spaceweather.com

DENVER FIREBALL: A spectacular fireball streaked over Denver, Colorado, this morning. Observers described it as "brilliant, slow, twinkling, sparkly and full of rainbow colors." Contrary to some reports, it was not a Quadrantid meteor. It was the decaying body of a Russian rocket that launched the French COROT space telescope on Dec. 27th.

Links to video and a ground track may be found here.

HOT COMET: Comet McNaught (C/2006 P1) is plunging toward the Sun. It won't hit, but at closest approach on Jan. 13th it will be much closer to the Sun than the planet Mercury. The comet will experience fierce heating and it could brighten considerably, emerging from the encounter brighter than a 1st magnitude star.

For the next few mornings, northerners can see Comet McNaught before it disappears into the Sun's glare. It's an easy target for binoculars hanging low in the eastern sky at sunrise. After Jan. 11th, only SOHO (the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory) will be able to track the comet as it angles toward the bright Sun. SOHO images are posted in near-real time on the Internet, so you can watch the comet-sun encounter and see what happens.

Observing tips and more information at Spaceweather.com#


You know what I've been thinking about Nancy Pelosi, don't you? That she is part of the US sec progr'd Mars turning Retrograde in July 2006. Plus, if she's a comet, they don't hang out in our neighborhood for long before they've hit the bunny trail of outer space. And this morning's 'comet' over Denver was only Russian space junk. Putin? Then "Putin" was enabling a Frenchman...the COROT (hmm-m-m...insert chin stroke.)


Keeping Accounts bwo Saturn:

The 110th's swearing-in today is part of Congress' ongoing Saturn Return...

Natal Saturn 23Leo44, tr Saturn at noon today 24Leo17 Rx so it's a Return Period concerning issues of control, authority, and leadership. Saturn's timekeeper function may also cause loss, if it's time for it...loss of leaders and entertainment figures--also part of Leo's province, the stage of the world--as we've seen with President Gerald Ford's passing, and that of soulful musician James Brown.

NPR reported today that Sen Tim Johnson is still in critical condition so the balance in the Senate may be tipping toward the Rs again...in time to save George and Dick? Keep faithful guards posted at his door, I say...no monkey business or the dirtiest of tricks please.

And we hear today that White House counsel Harrriet Miers is leaving, as with JOhn Negropointe, tsk tsk. And our isolated Saturnian actor-as-leader, George Bush, is more alone than before...


"A New Day in Washington" (Reid): so we're all Shiny, Happy People?

Comparing the natal chart of Congress (Nov 17, 1800 9:30 am LMT NS) with the Noon chart for today at the Cap Bldg there are reciprocal links between Moon (the public) and happy, jovial Jupiter...tr Jupiter was conj Congress' natal Moon the 3rd week of Dec '06, and tr Moon will conjunct natal Jupiter in a couple of days--when Moon reaches 4Leo26.

Yes, Moon-Jupiter flavorings give feelings of happiness, success, contentment, religiousness; and there's possibility the judiciary will become more important (Tyl.) The word is, Opportunity, and as we know, the Dems now whooshed into office have great opportunity upon their doorstep, and the American people have one also--if it's respected and not monkeyed with by the pocket-liners-in-charge--and their enablers with the greased palms.


2006 Is Gone and Yet:

Oh--and bin L wants Rs in, not Ds. Glad someone can see a marked difference between them. WAR ESCALATION s*cks. Bad idea. We'll be sorry if we let him railroad Congress, Senate, and us (but leave me outta this) into a worse nightmare.

Globalists have their plushy hidey-holes...do you?

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110th Congress swears, Bush reads diaries

W pushes envelope on U.S. spying from DailyNews.com informs us that Bush signed new postal regulations on Dec 20--with Sun conjunct Pluto, natch--that gives him the "emergency" right to open and read any US envelope whether it holds fake anthrax spores or a Dear John letter.

That's why I'm hiding my diary asap in a very dark hidey-hole and suggest you do same. Oh--and a 'signing statement' was added as is his Orwellian custom.

12:00 pm est, Capitol Building today, the 110th is sworn in with 19Aries41...the Exaltation of the Sun degree--rising, and indications of change are sprinkled about the chart, the day, and thus the session.

Mercury, indicator of change is conj Mc and is focal point of Sun/Mc (the goal)) = Mercury: thinking about one's position in life. Mercury's changes in communications and in thinking are the goal and having Mercury in stable, serious Capricorn may help them keep noses to the grindstone (5-day work week reinstated!) in spite of all the sniping and undermining on tap from their opponents--from either party (2008 draws near.)

Sun in Capricorn, sign of law, authority, politics, and business is conj Mercury in 10th house--too close for comfort actually and may snuff out Mercury's plans.

There's an "attacks which weaken" flavor here too with Acumen rising with this Mc 10Cap57, so the hoped-for change of atmosphere in Washington may be short-lived at best and Bush's egocentric need to keep centerstage will be interfering as they go along...unless someone or something shuts his spigot off.

House and Senate do have an awfully big helping of pork'n'crow on their plate, don't they? How to out Bush'n'crew without exposing their own hindquarters...a balancing act if they ever was one.

Chart-ruler Mars is applying first to a helpful trine to Saturn 24Leo17 Rx in 5th house of Speculations and Risk-Taking, then Mars conjoins Pluto, planet of power, transformation, and, as mentioned above, Spying. Perhaps Bush' new postal powers will come under the microscope--otherwise and until then, no one's diary will be safe from your pet goat.

With moneybags Jupiter, the GOP's significator, in 8th house of Other People's Money, taxes, debt, insurance, credit, legacies, etc...supplying Bush the trillions for his war will be on the menu as it should be. He's bled our coffers dry.

And where the Moon? The people, the public, the populace? In 4th house of Domestic Scene on the Security axis (opposite Sun and Mercury--there was a Full Moon yesterday.)

Moon "28Cancer": "A modern Pocohontas"...COMPATIBILITY...

pos: a high skill in bringing older or neglected reality to the service of fresher and more vital self-fulfillment;

neg/shadow side: an inability to make personal adjustments and a stupid exaltation of conservatism.

!!!!!!!!

The 'positive' sounds to me like what the people--and Dems say they--want, the 'negative' could describe Bush and the GOP. (The italics are my own, Sabian Symbol from Marc Edmund Jones, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology.)

After all, prideful lion Bush is accustomed to roaring his deep displeasure when things aren't goin' his way.

And yet--this Moon is reflecting George Bush's natal Saturn--Mr.Bush being held accountable and responsible for his past actions by the American people.

Let's hope the Dem's control of Congress represents us as it has promised to do.

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Jan 3, 2007

Bush and the dead-of-night

By now you've heard Bush's oinks from the Rose Garden and read his op-ed about how he and Congress will be working together in peace and harmony from Jan 4 onward.

Sen Charles Schumer added his squeal that, "We hope when the president says compromise, it means more than 'do it my way', which is what he meant in the past."

Well, Senator, considering that the November elections' message the People sent to Bush about his botched war has been royally misinterpreted by Duhbya, I doubt he means anything of the sort.

The Republican Congress' dead-of-night earmarks are on Bush's agenda NOW that the Dems have control of Congress and his usual hypocrisy is glaringly in evidence...gooey-fat earmarks dripping with gravy didn't bother him nearly so much when his team was batting, did they?

He says he's anxious to work with the new Congress--I say he's anxious ABOUT working with the new Congress who may uncover all manner of improprieties the public has yet to be told. Today's shout-outs from the Oval Office were hopeful damage control by the eternal optimist.

So when he says it's "time to set aside politics (when Rs do it it's okay, when Ds do it, it's 'politics') and "focus on the future" (2 more years--PLEASE--we've got more crap to perpetrate) he isn't factoring in how totally fatigued the entire country is with his propaganda, his enabling of the "GOP" spending in the dead-of-night (let us not forget who perfected the practice), his deceit, his war, and his ugly snoot and fake accent.

Plus, he dances like a frat boy who thinks he can dance--but only when he's high on substances.

Well, I'm feelin' grousy today...I had to wake up to more of Bush's get-ahead-of-the-debate tactics from the Rose Garden and now he "writes" too? Sheesh.

Oink along with the AP here: Bush: Congress Must Limit Pork Spending

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Jan 1, 2007

2007 and the pick-up truck

Someone had a camera phone trained on Saddam Hussein's face as he swung from the gallows and the video may be found online. Don't want to see it myself for it's not the vision I want before me as 2007 begins.

The Scotsman's Saddam's last journey, on a pick-up truck tells of the new video, his execution and burial in the middle of the night (hmmm-m-m-m!), and how even in death, Saddam believed in the keep on truckin' mantra of the 60s.

Meanwhile back in the USA, Bush continues to glob himself onto Gerald Ford's character coat tails as a measured and decent man as if he's describing himself in the process of lauding Ford. The noive! He may want to watch those comparisons which are actually contrasts. Saying it a bunch doesn't make it so, George. Seems you'd know that by now.

SO'W is wishing Happy New Year to All--and may the common good and the common man be remembered and acted upon in a measured and decent way on Capitol Hill in 2007.


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